The Ethernet Extender Kit provides the ultimate Ethernet Extender solution for point-to-point Ethernet connections up to 10,000 feet (3 km) and over existing phone lines or network cable. The kit includes two Ethernet Extenders, one configured as the local unit (CO) and one as the remote unit (CPE), and features auto-configuring speeds up to 100Mbps symmetrical (up to 1,000 feet, with speeds dropping off asymmetrically from there), automatically optimized based on the quality of the line and the distance. The Kit includes everything needed to quickly deploy one high-speed point-to-point Ethernet extender over long distances and is great for delivering video, data, and voice services and connecting remotely located wireless access points and other network devices, satellite buildings, and back-haul applications to name a few. The Extenders can utilize existing phone lines or any network-grade twisted pair cable and only require one (1) twisted pair (2 wires) to operate. This Ethernet Solution saves you time and money by eliminating expense and hassle of fiber cable and equipment, leased line, and other data line services.
The Ethernet Extenders come ready to plug and play out of the box for distances up to 10,000 feet (3 km) at an auto-configured bandwidth of 5.04Mbps downstream and 1.48Mbps upstream, or line speeds up to 100Mbps symmetrical at distances up to 1,000 feet (0.3 km), which is more than perfect for most applications. The bandwidth usage is automatically optimized to achieve the best speeds possible based on the surrounding environment, and there is no configuration required. This Ethernet Extender Solution also features the ability to extend telephone (POTS/ISDN/PBX) service over the same 2 wires with the use of external filters (filters sold separately).
The Ethernet Kit is also simple to install and use. The local unit is typically located in the Central Office, Computer Room, or Wiring Closet and its RJ-45 Ethernet port connects to a router or switch and its RJ-11 Phone port connects to the RJ-11 telephone jack or PBX (if the POTS/ISDN feature is utilized). Next, the Line Port of the local unit is connected to the RJ-11 telephone jack with a 2-wire twisted pair phone line (or network cable) connection extending (up to 10,000 feet/3 km) to the remote device location. The remote unit is placed at the remote location and connected to line connection, the Ethernet port of the remote network device (NIC, router, switch, etc.), and the telephone set or fax machine is connected to the phone jack (if applicable). Last, the Local and Remote Units are connected to the AC power source and the link is established automatically on power up. Once the link is established, the link speed auto-configures to the optimum speed based on the surrounding environment to speeds of up to 100Mbps symmetrical.
The Ethernet Extender Kit can be used to connect any Ethernet based device anytime the length of a network connection exceeds the 328 feet (100m) distance limitation or when installing network cabling is impractical or cost prohibitive.